Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The stairwell of a bus.
- ‘An overweight woman's dress caught on the ironing-board-shaped handrail of a transit bus stepwell.’
- ‘The wheelchair lift device seen in the patent is located in a stepwell and includes a pair of hinged base or subframe sections which, together with pivotally interconnected and movable riser and step members, normally form a two-step stairway to allow able-bodied persons to board and exit the bus in the usual manner.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.